We were saddened to hear of the untimely death of Malcolm McLaren last week. Malcolm, a driving force in music and fashion and an outspoken artist who's first few solo records were very prescient, appeared on This Spartan Life in 2006. The resulting interview detailed some very intriguing ideas about culture with references to his long career, only a small portion of which we were able to use in the expanded nine minute segment.
Malcolm was full of inspiration and I could tell he really enjoyed the opportunity to pour out so many interconnected ideas He was a very entertaining conversationalist who often didn't leave much room for others' thoughts, but never disappointed with his own. Flavorpill listed our interview with Malcolm as one of one of his "Top Ten Products." We took the transfer of production credit as a loving joke on Malcolm's tendency to inadvertently take credit for entire genres. He wasn't far off the mark sometimes.